“In the wonderful month of May,
When all the buds were bursting open,
My love burst forth from my heart.”
Heinrich Heine’s “Im wunderschönen Monat Mai” was the first German poem that I read and understood in its original version many years ago. And I loved it for several reasons. One of them (probably less significant than others) was that May has always been an unusual month for me. It’s been hectic at times, but never failed to surprise me and compensate for all the chaos and bewilderment it caused. The impressive spring colors and odors, the surge of lively outdoor activities, the tendency to dream and ponder even more are only a few of the changes it brings about. This year was not an exception.
My month of May was full of exciting news, unexpected challenges, wonderful celebrations, inspiring conversations, and quite a few learnings. Among other things, all of these made me realize once again how important genuine sharing is and how shallow and misleading our assumptions can be.
What have you experienced and learned this May?